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  1. The dollars are coming from trainers who have numerous fitness and bodybuilding people who are representing his training business. In NB it use to be called Just4show. Because this guy would bring 50% of the competing athletes to the show. therefore contributing more than 50% of the entry fees, they all bought photo packages (which were sold by the president of the NB bodybuilding Association). So if this guys athletes entered in the show they normally did significantly better. In one show I entered I was told by on of the show organizers, promotor and a member of the NB bodybuilding association that my coach could not come in the back stage bodybuilding area. he did tell me that the owner of just4show was able to go back there and I questioned him on why. He said "well he brings most of the competitors to the show" ...Hmmm so once he said that I said well my coach is coming back to or a few comments may slip onto facebook. My coach was then able to go back stage and help me out. Hey I am not complaining at all... it is what it is ... bodybuilding is not like the 100 yard dash or the shot put ... those events can be measured objectively, you either put the shot longer or you ran faster. So you either accept it or move on. I did quite well every time I competed cause I normally got ripped to the point they could not ignore me, most bodybuilders came in larger but held a lot of water and/or were smooth. here's a pic:
  2. You have not been to some of the competitions in NB then. Knocking out the competition was about dollars, influence, and position not about which bodybuilder was better than the other. I actually sat at a table of judges and promotors after a competition and heard it first hand how the top 3 were chosen in each division. Can't get closer than that.
  3. I mostly spend my time in the rack doing squats, and deads from various pin heights and benches from various pin heights ( benches are killer from a dead stop at the bottom, no stretch reflex). The other time I spend off the floor with conventional and sumo deads. I actually don't like training upper body except for heavy rows and benches. I didn't have the largest legs at show time but they were not small either
  4. I don't know why people have such an issues with pinning. I never ever read up on it ... it was trial and error, well I talked to my friends that were using injectables at the time to find out what they were doing. My workouts are always more painful than any pin has ever been especially when doing forced reps, pause rest sets or drop down sets until you can no longer take the burn anymore. Best location I have found is thighs. I can sit down and relax my thigh and I can easily see where I am pinning. I use a 23g 1 inch cause 2cc will go in real quick as where a 25g I am am pushing that plunger like a son of a bitch and it take forever to unload. And if I wiggle screw the pin in slowly I seldom have had any pin that has hurt real bad and the few times I did I took the needle out and put it in another place. There is a lot worse things than pinning.
  5. I am an old fucker who looks great as well. Over 60 and say 15 - 20% based on the pictures, eating correctly very clean now and expect to lose another 10 lbs by end of Sept. I feel pretty good having lost 10lbs but I know I will feel a lot better when I am down to 240.
  6. Honestly everyone, jump out of this thread. I did cause there is nothing you can say that will help. I made a few comments at first but realized I was wasting my breath. How do I stop notifications on a specific thread? Just figured out how to unfollow. I am out of here.
  7. It's easy enuff to read this stuff but has anyone implemented maintaining a blood glucose level between 4.0 and 5.0 mmol/l. on a daily average level for weight and fat loss? I have also read that in other article that an average of 80 to 120 mg/dl is the optimal BS level to maintain for fat loss. It varies from article to article. I have ben using this method for 2 months now and have lost 15 lbs. My daily Blood glucose average over the last 2 months has been 4.9 mmol/l and I have been able to maintain this by eating clean with very low glycemic food... mainly eggs, meat, green veggies, cheese and olive oil. Take my reading 3 -4 times a day to make sure it is in the range I want ... if not I adjust the type of food I am eating. This method of weight and fat loss works very well.
  8. A bunch of pissing matches going on here. There has been no studies that I have read that has determined the actual quantity of fat burning that goes on in a fasted state to a non-fasted state that showed any significant difference in fat burning. Not that it matters. Fat burning is better to be viewed over the longer term where you control your blood sugar levels at an optimal fat burning level ... some of the studies vary as to the optimal fat burning level ... but they all seem to point to about less that 5 mmol/l of blood sugar being maintained on average will put you in a fat burning state. Controlling you blood sugar is influenced by the type of food you intake ( low vs high glycemic food) and the amount, type and intensity of your training. I have been using this method for 2 months, monitoring my blood sugar and have achieved a level on average blood sugar level of 4.8 mmol/l over 2 months and I have dropped 15lbs ... 260 lbs to 245 and my strength and muscular size has not reduced. I can now see my dick when I look down and my midsection has gone down 3 inches. I find this method works for me and I feel a lot better and have more energy. If you feel good doing fasted cardio and you think it works for you go for it. If you like to have a carb meal to have more energy in the morning to push your cardio harder go for it. You have to find what works for you. Studies and methods are good to read about however you have to try the different methods to find the ones you like and work you. cheers BT
  9. Thanks for the response . Totally agree on the fatigue as well. Once fatigued your form breaks down. I powerlifted for quite a while and always kept in the 3-5 rep range ... sometime stayed in the 2-3 depending on the weight lifted. Also agree on the maxes ... submaximal training and near maxes close to competition ... always leaving some in the tank for the competition. Used speed days for increasing speed strength at 60 to 75% of one rep maxes (adding bands into the equation as well for top end resistance) and to practice form improvement which is hard to do on max effort day.
  10. I agree with this statement to a point however if you want to increase your deadlift you need to strengthen the muscles, tendons and ligaments that go into this lift. There are a couple of theories on when to use a belt that I am aware of. U just mentioned one and the other is you start using a belt at the point you know your form will break down, that is usually when you know longer can keep your chest up your ass down and your back starts to bow or hunch. If I go to this poundage level I will put on a belt and that is normally when I am trying a near to 1 rep max. The key thing with most lifts is technique. The thing is lifting heavier weight or increasing the number of reps with the deadlift, if your technique is spot on, then a belt is not required ... as you are able to keep your spine straight and compacted through the whole lift so it is not compromised. So I would suggest working on your technique with submaximal lifts without a belt and when you get to the weight or volume you feel your technique will fail ... then put on a belt. There is no one right answer here, a belt does increase internal abdominal pressure it you buckle or lever it to the proper tension and push your abdomen into the belt taking a belly breath before your pull, but even with a belt there will be a point when your technique will start to fail and at that time you should stop your rep, lower the weight, or lower the number of reps. cheers BT
  11. I never street fought well just a few but the other guys provoked it and I ended it quickly so no injuries here. I fought in full contact martial arts competitions for a number of years. I enjoyed it a lot took and gave a lot of punishment from fighters who new how to fight however my injuries are minimal. My heavy lifts were performed when I was in my forties when I found my strength was the highest. I know longer lift real heavy and keep it moderate. I only did one rep maxes every 6 weeks or so and kept them to competitions in order to keep injuries down. At the same time I believe if you want to pack on muscle you need to increase your strength within a certain rep range and volume ( increased strength = increased size ... look at Dorian Yates or Ronnie Coleman), eat real clean with enuff protein to grow muscle, select AAS's that promote muscle growth, strength and recovery. Very simple formula. Anyway good luck with your program. BT
  12. The formula to put on mass that has worked for me and I have been at powerlifting and bodybuilding for 40 years is as follows -I eat when I get hungry and I eat mostly clean...meat, some fruit, eggs and veggies. My training is quite intense and heavy so I am mostly hungry all the time. Always bring a big protein shake to my work outs with a little fruit and yogurt mixed in there. Gives me energy on the lifts. -I train hard and heavy, I train those things that are not sore, I take a day break or 2 when every thing is sore, I always try increasing the weight on an exercise if the reps go past my normal rep range which is 3-5 ... I get volume with increased sets. Take deadlifts for example .. start 225 for 3-5, 295 for 3 -5, 305 - 3-5, 365 - 3-5 405 3-5, 455 for 3-5, 495 for say 2-3 then drop back to 305 for an all out set where I can't pull any more, I may do drop sets. Change your exercises out every so often as your strength gains will diminish after about 3 weeks on any one exercise. so I would substitute squats or bent leg good mornings and take out the deads -keep it simple with gear about 500mg a week of test e - I may frontload the first week to 750 or 1000mg, then drop the second week to 750, then down to 500mg due to the 7 day half life. Gets more in there quick when you front load. If I do an oral for strength - drol or dbol 50 - 100mg a day. I would keep the cycle going for 12 to 16 weeks. If I want a bit more strength in the cycle, 200- 300 mg of tren e for 6-8 weeks normally toward the end of the cycle. - Not much cardio on a bulk cycle ... damn I had that word.. lets call it a size and strength gaining cycle. The training should be hard enuff that you should be huffin and a puffin at the end of your sets and workout. There she be. It might not be pretty. But it is simple. It got me a mid 400's bench, a 585 full squat and a 615 deadlift. Not fantastic but from where I started at it was fine by me.
  13. I agree with your opinion, there was definitely some shenanigans going on favoring Arnold based on a number of articles and tubes I have seen on the competition. The fact that most of the judges were very good friends of Arnold, and he was allowed to enter the competition at the last moment, while all the other competitors had to announce there entry a lot earlier, would show some degree of favoritism towards Arnold. Looking at the other side of the coin, bodybuilding is such a subjective sport when it comes to judging ... all the competitors know that personal preferences of judges will surface in the scoring. It's not like throwing the shot put or the 100 yard dash... you either throw the farthest or cross the finish line first, these things are measurable... judging a bodybuilding contest is based on subjective preferences someone has towards who has the most muscular, defined and aesthetically pleasing body ... how the hell do objectively determine that ..lol. I honestly think that every bodybuilder that competes, especially the ones that want to make a living at it, they have to acquire political skills to make themselves look more positive to the promoters and the judges within the bodybuilding community ( the exception may be Dorian Yates). I have entered competitions where some of the judges were involved in the fitness industry training the ppl that were competing, others were promoters who showed preference to those competitors that came from a certain camp that brought the most competitors to the competition. So I was aware that I may not win because of these circumstances, I was actually surprised that I did quite well in all the competitions I entered. There were 2 competitions where I was unable to beat competitors from a certain trainer that brought a lot of competitors to the competitions, even though my coach said I had it in the bag. That was ok with me cause I was competing cause I was trying to get in the best shape of my life and get as ripped as possible for all the shows ... winning for me was secondary. I did achieve my goals. I was not interested in the politics or getting to know the promoters or judges which hurt me but that was ok. So in my opinion, the competitors who were not happy with the results in the 1980 Olympia, well that's to bad … bodybuilding judging is subjective and if you have little political influence and are not substantially better than everyone else … you may not do so well even if you think you deserved to place higher. So suck it up butter cup … it is what it is. The judges determines who wins period, you don't like subjective judging ...don't compete in bodybuilding. Stop whinning Zane.. Mentzer and Coe ...IMO
  14. The 1980 Olympia where Arnold won for the 7th time, was this win political and fixed or was Arnold the best in the competition and the other competitors whinners?
  15. Great video on the power bench. Pretty crazy 722. 50% leg drive already before pulling the weight down ... thats a new way of looking at it. I know all this stuff in my head it is just putting it all together by practice practice practice so it becomes second nature.
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